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Family Law Amendment Bill 2005
2004 2005

2004-2005

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Law Amendment Bill 2005

 

No.      , 2005

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Family Law Act 1975 and the Bankruptcy Act 1966 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Part 1—Parenting compliance regime                                                                    3

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   3

Part 2—Costs and offers of settlement                                                                 5

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   5

Part 3—Suspension of sentences of imprisonment                                         6

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   6

Part 4—Enforcement (removal of information procedure)                         7

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   7

Part 5—Private arbitration                                                                                           8

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   8

Part 6—Change of venue                                                                                             9

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   9

Part 7—Definition of disposition                                                                           10

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 10

Part 8—Appeals                                                                                                              11

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 11

Part 9—Transfer of matters from State courts of summary jurisdiction to the Federal Magistrates Court                                                                                                                               13

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 13

Part 10—Terminology relating to divorce and principal relief                16

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 16

Part 11—Leave to appeal                                                                                           30

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 30

Part 12—Power to dismiss appeal                                                                         32

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 32

Part 13—Appeals to High Court                                                                            33

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 33

Part 14—Recovery of amounts paid under maintenance orders            34

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 34

Part 15—Powers of judicial registrars                                                                 36

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 36

Part 16—Jurisdiction of Family Court of Western Australia                   37

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 37

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Family Law Act 1975 and the Bankruptcy Act 1966 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Family Law Amendment Act 2005.

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Parts 1 to 15

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 16

At the same time as Schedule 1 to the Bankruptcy and Family Law Legislation Amendment Act 2005 commences.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.